The youngest player in the women’s draw, Cori Coco Gauff made it to the second week at Wimbledon Championships 2019. She took on the reigning semifinalist, Simona Halep in the fourth round of Wimbledon. World Number seven, Halep defeated Coco, 6-3, 6-3 and reaches the quarterfinals at SW19.
The ladies opened with trading service breaks in the first two games. Three doubles faults from Simona Halep gave Coco two break chances. With Gauff committing errors and the Romanian coming up with a backhand winner, Halep held her serve at 2-2.
The next game seemed to flip the set on Halep’s side. She challenged a deadly return from Coco Gauff and the ball had bounced on the tramlines. The replay of the point apparently distracted Gauff’s attentiveness in the game and Simona Halep a led by a break at 3-2.
Expressing her nonchalance on the court, Coco Gauff came up with some soft touches on the net and she was competitive in the opening set. Despite committing five double faults in the first set, Simona Halep was dominating in the opener.
In the last game, Gauff’s deep backhand was called out, but the young lady with good eyesight earned the point by challenging it. However, with Simona Halep making Coco run all around her turf and exercising her experience on the big court, the former World Number took the first set 6-3.
Coco dropped her serve in the second set and Simona Halep lead by 2-0. Bouncing back again, Coco broke the Romanian in the next game. The American seemed suffering from stomach issues and she called the doctor. Unable to keep up her pace and Halep in a hurry to progress into the last eight round, Halep maintained her level of tennis.
In the next game, Coco Gauff saved two match points and held her serve at 5-3, by coming up with some dry volleys and a good game on the net. With Gauff widening a backhand in the next game, Simona Halep pulled off her victory against the teenager.
When the match concluded and Coco packed their stuff, the crowd in the stadium gave the 15-year-old a standing while she was leaving the big court.
The No.1 Court crowd rises to acknowledge all the excitement @CocoGauff has given us 🤗
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 8, 2019